"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."
It takes all of us, each with our various crafts and ways of loving, to call a new world into being. My skills are in the healing arts, and my somatic counselling and bodywork practice is my offering toward social change. I work with those of us who are impacted by trauma and oppression, and those of us who dream of new possibilities, for the sake of our individual and collective healing, aliveness, and power.
I'm grateful to have some of the best teachers around. I have been learning from generative somatics, leaders in politicized healing, since 2010. I began intensively training in generative somatics' trauma theory, bodywork, and counselling in 2012. I am currently in their teacher training program, which brings together politicized healers and movement organizers from across the United States and Canada.
I earned my MSW from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011, where my clinical counselling focus was working with queer and trans folks, while co-leading a student effort to improve the school's racial equity practices.
I was mentored-up by thought-leaders in the disability justice movement during an artist-in-residence with Sins Invalid, a performance project on disability and sexuality, in 2010/2011.
I volunteer for the Catherine White Holman All Genders Wellness Center. I love riding my bicycle, reading a good book, swimming in the ocean, writing poetry, and soaking up the sun.